The justice minister has defended the full-time garda patrol stationed outside his home.
Alan Shatter said that the patrol is there on the advice of gardaí - who have said that it is necessary for several politicians.
His comments came as TDs approved €32m in extra funding for the gardaí, after it emerged they would run out of money before the end of the year.
Minister Shatter said it is up to gardaí to decide which public figures have security at their homes:
"The security advise from gardaí is that he should have such security," he said.
"I totally respect that and I have no issue about that and never commented on it
"And the security advise that I get and the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste gets is that we should have security in our homes."